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Yummy | 好吃 | Bagus | Arputam What makes this tiny dot such a fine city is due to our food! We have been known for the simple hawker pleasures & this is my non-exhaustible list of what to eat when you're in Singapore.
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu
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The Signature Claypot Chicken ($6.80) comes as individual portions of claypot rice packed with burnt rice around the edges, plump and succulent chunks of chicken, chinese sausage and bits of salted fish to cut through.

Do expect to wait for about 20-25 minutes upon ordering as each pot is made upon order and served to you in a hot pipping pot.
#burpple #aroundwithamd #sataybythebay

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Perfect for this cold rainy day would be Fu Xiang Singature’s Singapore Curry Chicken Set!

Dig into the spiced-mixed chicken curry that’s not only flavourful but packed with a slight punch; perfect for those who can’t take spicy food.

Choose between toasted bread or rice to accompany your curry; or be like me, have both cause why not? 💁🏻‍♀️

Thank you Elphin & Fu Xiang Signatures for having me!

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Although the prices have raised by $0.20, this bowl of 卤肉饭 still hits the right spot for something simple yet filling.

Packed with juicy chopped up bits of braised pork, every bite is packed with flavour as the remaining braised pork juices are made into a gravy and poured over the rice.

Best part, it’s only $2!! Where else can you get something at $2?


While you do have to have quite a lot of patience waiting in line to order and collect your food, I think the lady making this has a lot of patience withstanding the heat and steam in order to dish out these silky pieces of CCF!

As you watch her perfect her art, and then gobbling them down soon after, you’d question yourself on why you didn’t order more, but know that it’s one place you’d come back for more.

The tissue thin rice flour wraps the ingredients (prawn and char siew) delicately as they peek through the translucent layers before melting almost instantly as you consume them.

At $2.50 a row, it may seem slightly pricey, but at that quality, it’s second to none.
#burpple #oldairportroad #freshlymade

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No matter the weather or mood, a plate of 红油抄手 sure goes a long way!

I love how the sauce is almost like a spicy soup that accompanies every dumpling. Each dumpling is hand wrapped and filled with minced pork before being steamed and blanched. Afterwhich, topped with a soup-like gravy, chilli oil, dried chilli and chopped chives.

When it’s cold outside (it’s about 4deg now in Brighton), all I’m craving for is something warm & comforting & the first thing that comes to mind is this frog leg claypot porridge I had.

Choose how big a portion of the claypot frog legs you’d like to have, as well as the way it’s done! For 2 pax, we ordered the bundle that comes with 7 frogs (buy 4, get 3 free, together with a pot of porridge) at $30. We may have over done it a tad bit cause we were starving, but that portion is usually good for 3-4 pax.

Apart from the portion size, you can also choose how you’d like the frog to be done, either stir fried with dried chilli or with spring onions. For chilli lovers, I’d suggest the former as it gives you that extra oomph.

On top of the pot of porridge that you get, I’d also suggest getting fried mantou (buns) as well! Dip in those fried buns & allow them to soak up the sauce that the frogs come in for that added flavour, and I can assure you that there’d be no regrets.

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With the weather heating up everyday, a nice cool bowl of chendol is just the perfect thing to have.

Located on the left of the steps as you climb up Bukit Timah Hawker, Nonya Chendol serves up 4 variations of the classic dessert.

It comes as the Original Chendol ($1.50), Red Bean Chendol ($2), Corn Chendol ($2) and the XO Durian Chendol ($2.50).

We decided to go for the Red Bean Chendol and at $2, it’s definitely worth every penny! The pandan jelly made me feel like I was eating kaya out of a bottle, with the red bean was lightly sweetened without being too overbearing. The scoop of gula melaka that they drizzled was sufficient over the finely crushed ice and evaporated milk.

A simple yet satisfying dish, this would be the perfect dessert after a meal whenever you’re at BTFC!

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Spiciness: 🌶

Situated within Kovan Hawker Centre, located just next to Heartland Mall, 香天下 (Unit 01-23) is probably one of the most affordable mala I’ve had in awhile.

The variety of the ingredients are sufficient & more or less what you can find elsewhere, but at this price point, I’m not complaining!

I ordered for 中辣 (medium), but it came tasting more like 小辣 (less spicy), which made it easy for me to slurp everything without breaking a sweat. As for the 麻 (numbness) portion, it wasn’t that numbing either, so it was easy to finish everything up!

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Shifting out of Golden Mike Food Centre & into Ghim Moh Market, Prawn Village is garnering a steady flow of customers as they run their store from 6am till 1:30pm, catering to the breakfast & lunch crowds.

At $4, choose from a variety of noodles (that includes healthier options such as whole grain noodles), before diving into a prawn-sweetened soup broth, topped with fall-off-the-bone pork ribs, prawns, kangkong & their leek fish cake.

An extremely satisfying bowl of prawn noodles as the soup broth is thick, yet not overwhelming that you’d get a heart attack, it’s sad that I’m leaving this area once the year ends ):

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It’s not everyday that you see irregularly large chunks of carrot cake being stir fried together, and that’s one reason why I loved the ones from here (apart from the fact that it’s really cheap)!

Most stores would chop them up into tiny pieces to make it easy to pick up and chew on but I love how chunky these pieces are, giving you the luxury of having them whole or cut them up into smaller pieces.

Mixed with their sweet sauce concoction, chilli & a generous portion of caipoh (pickled radish) & eggs, you’re in for a simple yet satisfying dish to kick start your day, or munch on over lunch.

#BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

Think juicy succulent meat which is coated with a perfectly fried batter, while having a go at their free flow batter crunch (Woo!) that goes so well with rice & sambal chilli.
Don’t belittle that sambal, it is packed with a whole lot of spicy punches that leaves you perspiring a couple of buckets. •

#aroundwithamd #Burpple #BurppleSG #BurppleTastemaker #ForeverHungry #Burpproved #BurppleSeahImFoodCentre

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Everyone probably has had their fair share of BCM, but the one from Tiong Bahru Bak Chor Mee is one that you should try too!

With just the right balance between vinegar & sauce, the springy noodles are gently tossed together before being topped up with minced pork, sliced liver, sliced lean pork and if you'd like, meatballs too.

The combination of everything together in a mouthful is flavourful & the meatballs come with a surprise center - a saltier but juicy mixture of meat, which as Emily would say, is her favourite type of balls.

#BurppleTiongBahruMarket

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